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Anaesthetic Mouthpiece Development through QFD and Customer Interaction with Functional Prototypes

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dc.contributor.author Booysen, G.J.
dc.contributor.author Barnard, L.J.
dc.contributor.author Truscott, M.
dc.contributor.author de Beer, D.J.
dc.contributor.other Emerald: Rapid Prototyping Journal
dc.date.accessioned 2016-02-22T10:38:25Z
dc.date.available 2016-02-22T10:38:25Z
dc.date.issued 2006
dc.date.issued 2006
dc.identifier.issn 1355-2546
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11462/733
dc.description Published Article en_US
dc.description.abstract The paper reflects on the development of a medical product using rapid prototyping technologies and customer interaction through a quality function deployment (QFD) approach to speed up the process, and to result in customer satisfaction. The purpose of the specific medical product was to develop a device for fixing an Endo‐tracheal (ET) tube in a patient during anaesthesia, as it is common for an ET tube to move and/or become dislodged due to various extraneous reasons. If the tube deviates from the correct position it can cause one or both lungs to collapse, which can be fatal. The paper reviews how the anaesthetist's idea, which was to develop a product that could hold an ET tube in place in a more secure manner than is possible with current technologies, was brought to fruition through customer interaction. en_US
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dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Emerald: Rapid Prototyping Journal
dc.relation.ispartofseries Rapid Prototyping Journal;Volume 12, Issue 4
dc.subject Rapid prototypes en_US
dc.subject Quality function deployment en_US
dc.subject Design en_US
dc.subject Medical equipment en_US
dc.title Anaesthetic Mouthpiece Development through QFD and Customer Interaction with Functional Prototypes en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.rights.holder Rapid Prototyping Journal

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